Friday, June 19, 2009

Community Building - shares joys as well as sadness

A community shares! In PROMISE, we share happy times like our experience on the retreat, but there are times where we also share in the sorrows of others. This spring, Julia Major, the mother of one of our UMCP PROMISE Peer Mentors, David Major, passed away. Most recently, we learned that the son of UMCP PROMISE Peer Mentor Asha Williams, Sekai Ayinde Williams, also passed away. Both Asha and David have participated in the PROMISE Retreats. Both are also participants in the PROMISE Dissertation House. In tribute to Sekai Williams, Mrs. Major, all of the loved ones of PROMISE members who are no longer with us on earth, and those who remain and continue to be sources of strength, PROMISE has created the PROMISE TRIBUTES blog. Feel free to contribute to the blog. Share your own memories, whether you are remembering someone who had had an impact in the past or celebrating someone who continues to influence you, you are welcome to write.

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PROMISE Community Building - A Place for Graduate Students.

PROMISE: Maryland's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) seeks to increase the numbers and diversity of Ph.D.s in the STEM fields by building community and supporting graduate students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Here, we salute the spirit of PROMISE!
Click one of the tabs at the top: "Home" to see the main blog site with all posts, "Retreats" to see more information about the Community Building Retreats for grad students, and "PROMISE Videos" to see some videos from the PROMISEagep YouTube Channel. Other topics and pages will be added as the blog site grows.